FOLLOW US:
 

Rhododendrons of Kanchenjunga

Pure rhododendron treks!

Rhododendrons of Kanchenjunga

$2790 per person

Pure rhododendron trek in Kanchenjunga of Nepal!
16 days Trip
TripCode: NAT009

Nestled on the lap of the 3rd highest mountain Kanchenjunga, Milke Danda is located in the east Nepal. Rhododendron forest’s of Milke Danda is one of the most spectacular forest with some 30 species of Rhododendrons in Nepal, including some endemic species of Rhododendrons flowers. Our treks are scheduled during the time when the forests come in its full bloom in late April. These Himalayan flowers are very popular and colorful flowers in Nepal. Rhododendron arboreum is the national flower of Nepal.

The trip

Where in the world one can find the, one of the largest Rhododendron forest with some 30 different species, that too on the lap of 3rd highest mountain Kanchenjunga in the world?

Milke Danda is the place within this Kanchenjunga area, in the east Nepal that is also known as land of unique eastern Nepal culture and tradition. This area is entirely on off the beaten trail, unexplored area in Kanchenjunga Conservation area (KCA) that is an important and rich biodiversity area of the country. You will be exploring the numerous features of rhododendrons and cloud forests. The setting is dramatic with exceptionally inspiring settlements en route. The view of Kanchenjunga range and the unique culture from this part of the country adds the more enjoyable experience of the trip.

Trekking for Rhododendrons

This trek, “Rhododendrons and Kanchenjunga”, is undertaken into the remote part of east Nepal, where the 3rd highest mountain Kanchenjunga is located. As the land transportation is very long and tiring, the flight is used from Kathmandu to eastern Terai with a drive to starting point and flight back to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar at the end. 

The level of grade!

Moderate level with the highest camping ground is at an elevation of 3700m.

Best Season

Mid-April through May- due to fluctuations in blooming time caused by a multitude of factors (blooming of flowers varies from year to year, and within each year, due to species and altitude). We cannot guarantee they will be at peak bloom during the trek. We do our best to maximize time spent with species most in bloom.

15 Nights 16 Days
12+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    TBA
  • Departure Time
    TBA
  • Return Time
    TBA
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket
  • Included
    Rhododendrons of Kanchenjunga
1
Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to your hotel
2
Day in Kathmandu
Half day cultural sightseeing
3
Basantapur
Flight to Biratnagar and travel to Basantapur and overnight camp
4
To Chauki
Start trek to Chauki (2700m), overnight camp
5
To Gupha Pokhari
Continue trek to Gupha Pokhari (2900m) and overnight camp
6
To Milke Danda
Trek to Milke Danda (3200m) and overnight camp
7
Milke Danda
Explore Milke Danda and rest, overnight tented camp
8
To Nundhaki
Trek to Nundhaki and overnight camp
9
To Pokhari
Trek to Pokhari and overnight camp
10
To Chainpur
Trek to Chainpur and overnight camp
11
To Khandbari
Trek to Khandbari and overnight camp
12
To Tumlingtar
Trek to Tulingtar and  overnight lodge
13
To Biratnagar
Flight or drive back to Biratanagar
14
To Kathmandu
Flight back to Kathmandu and overnight hotel or travel to Koshi or Chitwan national park
15
Day in Kathmandu
Day in leisure in Kathmandu
16
Trip ends in Kathmandu
Trip ends in Kathmandu, or join another trip with us

TOUR LOCATION

Basantapur

Milke Danda is located in the east Nepal. on an unexplored area in Kanchenjunga Conservation area (KCA) that is an important and rich biodiversity on the lap of mount Kanchenjunga
Rhododendrons of Kanchenjunga Himal
DEPARTURE DATES:
12 April - 27 April 2020 (date can be changed bit earlier or latter as required, however to have the most Rhododendrons bloom, it is the best time)
Trip COST: US$ 2,790/person on twin sharing (minimum 4 person required)
Cost INCLUDE
  • All meals and tented accommodation
  • An experienced tour leader/guide with nature knowledge with all the supporting staffs
  • Flight to and from Kathmandu
  • All private land transportations
  • Half day guided heritage tour
  • Tourist standard hotel accommodations on BB plan in Kathmanmdu
  • Staff insurance and state tax
Does NOT include 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, welcome dinner, visa and airport tax, your travel insurance, incur, tipping, the cost of personal nature and incurred due to any unforeseen events and bottled drinks etc.